What are the categories of local anesthetic toxicity manifestations?

Updated: Jan 09, 2019
  • Author: Raffi Kapitanyan, MD; Chief Editor: David Vearrier, MD, MPH  more...
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Answer

After the use of local anesthetic agents, consider the appearance of new signs or symptoms as a possible sign of toxicity. The manifestation of toxicity depends on the organ system or systems that are affected. Toxicity manifestations can be categorized as follows:

  • CNS

  • Cardiovascular

  • Hematologic

  • Allergic

  • Local tissue


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